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Causes and characteristics of work-related eye injuries in western Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Serinken, Mustafa
dc.contributor.author Türkçüer, İbrahim
dc.contributor.author Çetin, Ebru Nevin
dc.contributor.author Yılmaz, Atakan
dc.contributor.author Eliçabuk, Hayri
dc.contributor.author Karcioglu, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:34:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:34:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4738
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/8007
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.4103/0301-4738.119435
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To analyze descriptive data and characteristics of work-related eye injuries (WREI) admitted into the emergency department (ED) and obtain information to utilize in planning measures to prevent WREI. Materials and Methods: This prospective study recruited patients with WREI admitted to the center in the two-year study period. Only the casualties occurred at the workplace and while working constituted the sample. The data were collected via face-to-face contact in the ED. Results: Males comprised the majority of the sample (95.3%, n = 778) and mean age of the patients was 28.1 ± 6.5 (range: 15-54) with the biggest percentage in between 25 and 34 years of age (46.2%, n = 377). Most patients were working in the metal and machinery sectors (66.4%, n = 542). Nearly half of the patients had less than 1 year of experience (50.4%, n = 411). The most common mechanism of WREI was noted to be exposures to welding light (26.9%, n = 219), followed by drilling/cutting injuries (21.1%, n = 172). «Carelessness» and «hurrying up» were the most commonly reported causes of WREIs among 'worker-related causes' (21.4% and 16.1%, respectively). Lack of protective measures ranked the highest among workplace-related causes (18.7%, n = 207). Conclusions: Programs to increase awareness on workplace safety and sound preventive strategies for both parties-employers and employees are to be pursued. Occupational safety efforts should include training on workplace eye safety and campaigns to raise knowledgeability on this disease among workers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Indian Journal of Ophthalmology en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Emergency department en_US
dc.subject ocular en_US
dc.subject trauma en_US
dc.subject work related injuries en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject adult en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.subject eye injury en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject follow up en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject incidence en_US
dc.subject injury scale en_US
dc.subject male en_US
dc.subject middle aged en_US
dc.subject occupational exposure en_US
dc.subject prospective study en_US
dc.subject risk factor en_US
dc.subject Turkey (republic) en_US
dc.subject young adult en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Eye Injuries en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Follow-Up Studies en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Incidence en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject Occupational Exposure en_US
dc.subject Prospective Studies en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Trauma Severity Indices en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.subject Young Adult en_US
dc.title Causes and characteristics of work-related eye injuries in western Turkey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 61 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 9 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 497
dc.identifier.startpage 497 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 501 en_US
dc.authorid 0000-0001-8342-4615
dc.authorid 0000-0002-2696-3425
dc.authorid 0000-0002-9773-5681
dc.identifier.doi 10.4103/0301-4738.119435
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 24104708 en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84886473037 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000326038400005 en_US

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